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Do I Need to Replace My Heat Pump?

Heat pumps are pretty amazing devices, but like other HVAC systems, your heat pump will someday need to be replaced. Deciding whether or not it’s time to replace a heat pump can be confusing for some, so following are some signs that it may be time to replace your system. The installation of any heating system, should always be handled by a trained specialist, so call the people you can count on: Avis Plumbing, Heating and Air.

Signs It May Be Time to Replace Your Heat Pump

Here are some of the more common signs that it may be time to replace your heat pump:

Costly Repairs

Are you spending a lot of money to keep your heat pump operational? At some point, making repairs can cost you more than installing a new heat pump for your home. If you are facing costly repairs, or have made several already, it may be time to review where your money is better spent.

Age of Your Heat Pump

Heat pumps have an average lifespan of 20-25 years, which is a somewhat longer lifespan than more traditional heating systems. At some point, though, the age of your heat pump will make a difference. Aging systems can have several drawbacks, including inefficiency, being more prone to needing repair and an inability to adequately heat your home. If your heat pump is at or over the age of the average lifespan, it may be time to consider a replacement.


One of the main benefits of a heat pump system is its efficiency. On average, a heat pump uses about 25% of the electricity of a whole-home AC system, and doesn’t use any fossil fuels. As such, if you are seeing your energy bills climb higher and higher, something is not right. If your heat pump is still relatively young, it may be worth repairing, but if you have an aging system, it may be time to replace.

Heat pumps can offer great benefits for your home, but only if they are working as they should. If your heat pump isn’t providing adequate heating with good energy efficiency, it may be time to consider replacement. Call Avis Plumbing, Heating and Air today to schedule the replacement of your heat pump in Riverside!

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